Geometric Double-cloth Coverlet; Pennsylvania, 1800-1850


According to the donor, this double-woven coverlet was made for a member of the Piper family who lived near Oakville, Pennsylvania. Made of cotton and wool, it's believed to have been woven before 1850. The letters “SP” are embroidered into the lower left-hand corner. The donor’s grandfather was Samuel Piper. This coverlet was woven in two sections, which were sewn together. There is a self fringe on the bottom, and a tape fringe on each side. There are twenty-five dots in each block. This coverlet is double-woven, and therefore reversible.

Date Made: before 18501800-1850

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Oakville

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Mary E. Kirkpatrick

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14677Catalog Number: T14677.000Accession Number: 279892

Object Name: coverlet, geometric

Physical Description: geometric (overall style)double weave (overall production method/technique)cotton, wool (overall material)Measurements: overall: 90 1/2 in x 71 in; 229.87 cm x 180.34 cm


Record Id: nmah_620541

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